Chowhounds have been lamenting the decline of Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes for years, though the Lower East Side landmark still has its defenders. Jetneo has two words for the critics: “Knish…shmish.”

Try the cheese bagels instead, she urges; they’re more like pretzels than bagels in shape, with blintz cheese squeezed into a thin layer of dough. “They keep, they freeze, they thaw, they re-bake, they do everything,” says Jetneo, who schleps a fresh supply back to California every time she’s in town. “I buy nothing else and I’ve been going there for 50 years.”

Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes [Lower East Side]
137 E. Houston Street (between Forsyth and Eldridge streets), Manhattan
212-477-2858

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